Parties on college and university campuses and at the homes of high school students can lead to your child being charged with minor in possession (MIP). While many kids view underage drinking as a rite of passage, your child faces serious, lasting consequences if convicted. Depending on the situation, your child could receive a permanent criminal record, which could be viewed by any potential employers and school officials.
Don't Let A Lapse In Judgment Cause A Lifetime Of Problems
At The Law Office of Thomas W. Martin, LLC, in Fort Collins, Colorado, our firm provides comprehensive defense against criminal charges for minors and college-age individuals to help protect their rights and their futures. We have extensive experience with:
- Underage consumption of alcohol
- Underage DUI
- Juvenile delinquency
Recently, Colorado modified its laws allowing for the sealing of conviction records for minor in possession, in limited circumstances. Even if your child has been convicted of underage possession or consuming alcohol, you or your child should still call for a consultation to discuss if and when his or her record may be eligible for sealing.
Serving To A Minor Can Land You In Hot Water
If you have been charged with serving alcohol to minors in the scope of your job as a bartender, waitress or server, you could face felony charges — even if a minor used fake identification. Also, parents who serve alcohol to children under age 18 typically face the Class 4 felony of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. It is important that you consult with a qualified defense lawyer to help protect your rights. At The Law Office of Thomas W. Martin, LLC, we have more than 10 years of experience providing criminal defense representation for adults, minors and college-age individuals.